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Hayfield Chemistry

Hawks Atomic Structure - Protons

proton positively charged particle found in the nucleus of an atom
What determines the identity of an element? The number of protons as represented by the atomic number
How do you determine the number of protons if you have the mass number as well as the number of neutrons? mass number - # of neutrons = # of protons
What is the symbol for a proton? p+
What is the importance of the protons? The protons determine the identity of the element
The proton, along with the ___________________, make up the vast majority of the mass of an atom. The neutron
What is the mass of a proton? 1 amu
What is the charge of a proton? positive
Where is a proton found? in the nucleus
Who is credited with discovering the proton? Ernest Rutherford
What was the name of the experiment that was used to discover the proton? The gold foil experiment
Created by: hawks